Okay, real talk time - being a naturalista boss chic can be tiring as hell but oh so worth it! Figuring out the how-to is crazy though, am I right?!
It's true. A lot of startup company founders or small to medium-sized business owners decide that the need to put a proper face (or at least a washed face!) forward is less than a priority when working towards realising the realities of a business, particularly with a constantly-evolving business model.
This thought comes in the minds of many an ultra short-haired naturalista who has made up in her mind that she's going to keep a short 'do long-term.
So I've gone, bitten the bullet and done the big chop. Now what do I do?
Every Friday when picking out my outfit for weekend drinks. Every Sunday choosing my office attire for the week. Any super-short-coifed naturalista knows the struggle to define her style on an ongoing basis while maintaining the fine balance between being too over-the-top on one hand and being outright mistaken for a man on the other.
Okay, not a lot of people are like me - many people love the thought of spending an entire day (sometimes two!) in the hair salon between the shampoo basin and the stylist chair. "I love sitting in the stylist chair for eight hours at a time!", said no one I know, like ever.
Whether you've got kinks, curls, or coils, as long as you sport anything longer than a fade, I know you've been through this one.
This confession is borne from the mind when it (and the body) is pressed for the time needed to maintain natural hair and sometimes the pressures of society that still - despite many role models and media figures that show us otherwise - tends to push the notion that straight hair is superior.
Inquisitive hands is one thing. Curious but polite folks also get thoughts about them too sometimes though.
First confession on the list happens to be inadvertent warning to those with inquisitive hands.
As a naturalista, maintaining (or transitioning back to) natural hair is a daily journey - physically and mentally. When I say mentally, I mean steeling my nerves against some of the thoughts that cross my mind when someone makes a comment or gesture that relates to my hair. And as a busy naturalista who's lived abroad for sometime, it has happened to me more than once a fortnight - and if it's happened to me, it's happened to other natural-haired beauties.